Identifying Fraud to Protect Your Business

Small business owners often wear many hats but at some point, the need to scale prompts the need to delegate certain roles and functions. Not every entrepreneur or business owner is a financial wizard, and the accounting functions within the business often are the first things to get moved off the owner’s plate. But with that comes inherent risk. Small businesses typically have a much higher rate of being affected by fraud than large organizations which have more resources to maintain levels of administrative protection and technological securities. Small departments… read more


State of Our Industry: Where Are We Headed?

United States crude production, led by the shale revolution, hit peak production of more than 13 million barrels per day (bpd) in 2020. After a decades long slump in field production and having assumed a position as a net importer of oil, the transformative resurgence in production flipped America to a net exporter of hydrocarbons and positioned the nation as a pivotal player in the balance of global supply and demand for petroleum. Unfortunately, the collapse in demand for crude oil and refined products caused by the economic shut down… read more


Melinda Marks - Melinda Marks Vice President of Operations

Meet the Team – Melinda Marks

Choosing to outsource part of your team can be a difficult decision. Who you partner with is essential to being successful which is why at Eddye Dreyer Financial Services, it’s important for us to get to know our clients and have our clients get to know us. We sat down with our Vice President of Operations, Melinda Marks, and asked her to share more about her role and responsibilities at Eddye Dreyer. Melinda is a proud Texas native who hails from Grand Prairie. She is a graduate of Baylor University… read more


The Case for Fixed Fee Billing

Everyone is familiar with time and material billing. We do the work and whatever time it takes; we bill you at the end of the month. It may be fair, and it may be accurate, but it can give clients heartburn when they don’t have insight into their monthly expenses, especially in today’s environment. A new trend we’re seeing in outsourced service businesses, and one we’ve started offering, is fixed fee billing (a set cost for services that does not change based on time spent). Let’s explore how this could… read more


Onboarding: What Can You Expect?

When onboarding our new clients, we understand that this is the time to instill confidence, keep things moving forward and begin to build a relationship. The beginning of a successful onboard starts with in-depth conversations with a new client about goals, the current state of their back office and what success looks like for the company. But it’s even more than that. Let us walk you through what can you expect when onboarding with Eddye Dreyer Financial Services. Assess and Build a Plan of Action Most of the work for… read more


Outsourcing – What’s the Value?

Outsourcing has been around for decades but for many, the concept hasn’t been viewed in the right light.  Come decision-making time, the pitch to management teams considering outsourcing as a solution was all about one word—cost.  While cost is always a factor, it’s only one part of the equation. To truly compare your options between outsourcing and in-house support, you need to evaluate the total value, from experience to scalability, to overhead expenses. Increased Productivity Choosing to outsource your back office can allow management teams to stay hyper-focused on their… read more